This is a generational influence that affects everyone born within a seven-year period near the time of your birth. All by itself, this is probably not the most important feature of your chart, but it describes some general conditions that were activated near the time of your birth, and to a certain extent, you and those of your generation carry that energy forward with you as you mature and develop. Uranus in Cancer indicates a generation that will be quite rebellious toward their parents and will not easily accept the prevailing social and societal conditions.
You probably shocked your parents on more than once occasion. You and your peers work hard for your own personal freedoms as well as the liberation of all people. Independence is a platform for the Uranus-in-Cancer generation. You will find ways to catapult old traditions and values into the future.